Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Jeffrey Watkins

Phalanges Middle phalanx, Dorsal subluxations

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Glossary

Plate fixation/transarticular lag screws
Main indication Skill Equipment
Return to athletic function Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources


Dorsal subluxations which are either permanent or cause significant lameness that cannot be managed by other methods, are candidates for arthrodesis of the pastern joint.



Other indications for this technique include primary and secondary degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the pastern (left picture) and simple fractures of the palmar/plantar eminence of the middle phalanx without significant palmar/plantar instability (right picture).

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.3 2013-11-20